Senior leaders reveal the Power of Nutrition
In March 2015, the Power of Nutrition website went live and is a new innovative financing facility dedicated to unlocking up to $1 billion of new private and public financing to improve child nutrition. The Power of Nutrition is a partnership of investors and implementers committed to helping children grow to their full potential, ending the cycle of undernutrition, and enabling countries to build strong and prosperous communities.
The partnership is open to new private and public investors interested in funding large-scale, high impact programmes in some of the countries that are worst affected by undernutrition. They are an independent charity registered in the United Kingdom and have an Executive Team who monitor programmes to ensure the impact of each investment is clear.
One of the mechanisms through which the Power of Nutrition will operate is through a new World Bank Group multi-donor trust fund for which eligible countries can apply. The partnership will work with influential and effective partners on the ground, and focus resources on the worst-affected countries. The programmes will help prepare millions of children to fight disease, benefit from education, and escape poverty – creating positive change that stretches far into the future.
Thursday April 16 2015 at 13:30-14:30 GMT
World Bank Headquarters, Preston Auditorium and online.
Ministers of finance together with senior leadership from the Power of Nutrition partner organizations – the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation, the UK Department of International Development, UNICEF and the World Bank Group – will introduce the new fund and discuss the importance of investing in nutrition, the challenges countries are facing, and concrete steps towards scaling up high-impact programming for child nutrition.
The Panel will feature high level global nutrition champions including Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of the SUN Movement Lead Group, and two SUN Lead Group Members; Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of the World Bank Group and Michael Anderson, CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.